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Monday, September 5, 2016

"Obamacare." It's Working


Yes sir. The Affordable Care Act, "Obamacare" worked. It's working. Don't let anyone say it's not. From June of this year.

An Obamacare promotional banner from happier days (Teneshia LaFaye)

U.S. will spend $2.6 trillion less 

on health care than expected


It's working, folks. It works. More than 20 million Americans now have health care and overall, we're spending less, far less.


20 Million Americans Get Insurance 

Under Obamacare


And it's not just that these 20 million Americans have health care, either. It's also that more of us are covered now than ever before.

More Americans Than Ever 

Have Health Insurance Coverage


Still, given all this good news, our health care costs are still, far and away, the most expensive in the world and outrageously, even obscenely so. It's clear we have more work to do, absolutely. But this was a terrific start. And we wouldn't have it without this President. We wouldn't have it without the Democrats pushing it. And the Republicans have wasted many, many person-hours trying to undo it. They've held at least 62 different votes, trying to undo this saving, helpful legislative act.

Sure, I say again, it's not perfect and there's still more we need to do---like single payer plans--but the ACA, "Obamacare", worked and is working.

Now, let's do more.

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